Ali Omar has vowed to beat Kenya’s MX2 champion Ngugi Waweru in the Mountain Dew National Motocross Championship in Garuga on Sunday.
By Johnson Were
Garuga Mountain Dew National Motocross Championship Fifth round
MX2 class leaders (top 4)
Ali Omar 204 pts
Ahmed Tamale 169
Alestair Blick 164
Michael Ntayiro 146
Ali Omar has vowed to beat Kenya’s MX2 champion Ngugi Waweru in the Mountain Dew National Motocross Championship at the Victoria Race Way Park, Garuga on Sunday.
Omar’s manager and father Ali Omar Senior told New Vision that when his rider felt motivated after receiving news that Ngugi had confirmed competing as a guest rider.
Omar Senior said; “Omar is not good on a wet track and Ngugi took advantage of this in the FIM Central Africa Championship (FIM-CAC) first round. This time the track is dry,” he added.
Ngugi beat Omar and Alestair Blick in the FIM-CAC event on the same venue in May. The riders battled on a muddy and wet slippery track after a heavy downpour.
Ali Omar looking relaxed. (Credit: Johnson Were)
Omar and Blick are now on a revenge mission.
As Omar battles Ngugi, his young brother Waleed Omar will take on Kenyan champion Decker Kihara in the MX 65cc Class.
Decker and his brother Rolf Kihara (MX- 85cc), Ngugi and Ivan Guya (MX1 Class) will use the event at Garuga to prepare for the FIM Africa Nations Championship due in August 28-30 in Zimbabwe.
Meanwhile, Uganda’s team captain Maxime Van Pee assured fans that they will get value for money on Sunday.
“What I can tell you that it is going to a tight and competitive event,” Van Pee stated.
The event is mainly sponsored by Mountain Dew.
Rider Omar shifts focus to Kenya’s Ngugi